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Past Events


NEM Sessions at the HFES Annual Meeting
Every year, the NEM Expo is held during the HFES Annual Meeting, immediately following Student Career and Professional Development Day activities.
The Expo consists of organizations and individuals putting together interactive booths where attendees can participate in and learn about past NEM outreach activities. Past sessions featured distinguished speakers who discussed topics related to NEM outreach. Previous speakers include:
  • 2009--Steven M. Casey, President of Ergonomic Systems Design
  • 2008--Sharnnia Artis, Chair of the HFES Diversity Committee
  • 2007--Marvin Dainoff, HFES Outreach Domain Leader
  • 2006--Waldemar Karwowski, HFES President-Elect
  • 2005--Mark Edwards, former Managing Director of Traffic Safety at AAA

2013

2013 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA
September 30-October 4, 2013
NEM Session: Special 90-minute NEM Expo, Monday, September 30, 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.


2010

4th Annual Ergonomics Design Competition for Student Teams
Registration open September 6-30, 2010, sponsored by Auburn Engineers, Inc.
http://www.ergonomicsdesign.org

HFES 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
September 27 - October 1, 2010, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
NEM Session: Monday, September 27, 4:45 - 6:15
Interactive expo showcasing successful NEM events
http://www.hfes.org/web/HFESMeetings/2010annualmeeting.html

ACE 41st Annual Conference, Kelowna, BC
October 4-7, 2010, Association of Canadian Ergonomists
"United by a Common Vision"
http://www.ace-ergocanada.ca/index.php?command=buildBlock&contentid=791

HFES Europe Chapter Annual Conference, Technische Universitšt Berlin, Berlin, Germany
October 13-15, 2010, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Theme: Human Centered Automation
http://conference.hfes-europe.org/


2009

3rd Annual Ergonomics Design Competition for Student Teams
Registration open September 7-October 15, 2009, sponsored by Auburn Engineers, Inc.
http://www.ergonomicsdesign.org

Human Factors in Industrial Engineering Lecture Series
October 2009, Pennsylvania State University HFES Student Chapter

  • October 1: Human Factors in Healthcare, Monifa Vaughn-Cooke
  • October 8: Human Factors in Computer Science, Ling Rothrock
  • October 15: Human Factors in Operations Research, David Nembhard
  • October 29: Human Factors in Product Design, Gul Kremer

http://www2.ie.psu.edu/orgs/hfes/index.htm

George Mason University Arch Lab Open House, Fairfax, VA
October 5, 2009, GMU HFES Student Chapter and HFES Potomac Chapter
http://www.hfespotomac.org/

D-CIS Human Factors Event, Delft, the Netherlands
October 13-14, 2009, Delft Cooperation on Intelligent Systems Human Factors
http://humanfactors.decis.nl/

Panel of HF/E Professionals
October 14, 2009, HFES Houston Chapter
http://www.houstonhfes.org/

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting, Linkoping, Sweden
October 14-16, 2009
http://hfes-europe.org/

HFES 53rd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
October 19-23, 2009, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
NEM Session: Monday, October 19, 4:45 - 6:15
Invited Speaker: Steven Casey, author of Set Phasers on Stun
http://www.hfes.org/web/HFESMeetings/09annualmeeting.html

University of Illinois Bad Designs on Campus Contest
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign HFES Student Chapter
Submission deadline: October 22, 2009
https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ro/www/HumanFactorsandErgonomicsSocietyUIUCStudentChapter/Public/resources/contest.html

Georgia Tech's 2009 Bad Design on Campus Contest
Georgia Tech HFES Student Chapter
Submission dates: October 1-31, 2009
http://psychology.gatech.edu/hfes/baddesign.htm

Purdue University Web Site Design Competition
Purdue University HFES Student Chapter
Submission dates: October 1-31, 2009
All submitted works will be evaluated in terms of functionality, usability, aesthetics, and creativity.
http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~hfes/index.html

The American Occupational Therapy Association held its 2009 Capitol Hill Day, which included a Capitol Hill briefing
to educate legislators, staff, and the general public on workplace ergonomics.
http://www.aota.org/News/Consumer/Hill-Day-09.aspx

The Puget Sound Chapter held its 2009 Occupational Ergonomics Symposium.
http://www.pshfes.org/symposium.htm


2008

The University of Michigan HFES Student Chapter held their Annual Bad Designs on Campus Contest.
Details of the event, including winning designs, can be viewed at
http://www.engin.umich.edu/soc/hfes/bdoc/

Inspired by the University of Michigan, the Georgia Tech HFES Student Chapter also held a Bad Designs on Campus Contest.

The University of Louisville's Department of Industrial Engineering held Human Factors and Ergonomics Awareness Days during the first week of October.

Ron Shapiro led Games to Explain Human Factors at DocTrain East 2008 for Technical Writers.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University hosted their 3rd Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Demonstration Day.

Key Ovation participates in NEM by offering ergonomic products at a discount
http://www.insurancenewsnet.com/article.asp?a=featured_pr&id=70530

Active Ergonomics participated in the Health and Benefits Fair to promote NEM.

An NEM article was published by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
http://media.www.avionnewspaper.com/media/storage/paper798/news/2008/10/28/StudentLife/October.Brings.National.Ergonomics. Month-3508192.shtml


2007

The Purdue University HFES Student Chapter participated in a Women In Engineering Program (WIEP) by introducing 35 high school students to HF/E concepts. The Student Chapter also participated in the MINDS program for middle school students with a 90 minute presentation to approximately 50 students and their parents. Members also gave presentations at a local high school.

Partners Healthcare Occupational Health Service held a Luncheon Seminar on Patient Safety Handling
http://www.brighamandwomens.org/publicaffairs/publications/DisplayBulletin.aspx?articleid=3895&issueDate=10/17/2007%2012:00:0 0%20AM

The State Compensation Insurance Fund published an article on NEM

The Progressive Rehabilitation Associates, through The Press Citizens Newsroom, published an NEM article
http://mypc.press-citizen.com/story.php?id_stories=524

Consulting firm Sandalwood Enterprises published an NEM article
http://www.sandalwood.com/pdfs/Sandalwood%20Ergo%20Tip%20of%20the%20Month%20October%202007.pdf


2006

The Georgia Tech HFES Student Chapter held a series of NEM activities, including a joint venture with the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing's (CEISMC) Kids Interested in Discovering Science (K*I*D*S) hands-on workshop for 4th and 5th graders. Other activities included presentations at local high school sociology classes, and presenting at a local high school psychology conference. The Student Chapter also participated in a Culture Fair, presenting issues on cross-cultural usability.

The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine's Ergonomics Program published 52 Tips to Help You Celebrate NEM All Year Long
http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/ergopgm/docs/52tipsergo.pdf

The Industrial Hygiene and Safety Division of Los Alamos National Labs hosted Ergonomic Expos and Presentations to promote NEM
http://www.lanl.gov/news/index.php/fuseaction/nb.story/story_id/9090

PR.com published an NEM article
http://www.pr.com/press-release/20186


2005

The University at Buffalo, SUNY's HFES Student Chapter hosted the 6th Annual Interregional Human Factors Conference.

The University of Central Florida's HFES Student Chapter developed and distributed a Famous Faces Calendar in which each month presented an HF/E professional in the form of a movie poster and highlighted their specific discipline in HF/E.

The University of Texas San Antonio published an NEM article
http://www.utsa.edu/today/2005/10/ergonomics.cfm


2004

The University of Central Florida's HFES Student Chapter held an NEM event at the Orlando Science Center for children and their parents, had Orlando proclaim October as National Ergonomics Month, and participated in a local Toastmaster's event with a lecture focused on HF/E.

Virginia Tech's HFES Student Chapter held a series of NEM activities, including a seminar on Automation Acceptance and a featured lecture on transitioning to the HF/E consulting profession.

Old Dominion's HFES Student Chapter held a series of NEM activities, including publishing an article on the ODU Web site, adapting the Games to Explain HF/E for Introductory Psychology classes, for an event open to all undergraduate students, and for several elementary school classes in the city of Portsmouth. Finally, the Student Chapter participated in Norfolk's Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.


2003

Georgia Tech University's HFES Student Chapter held a series of NEM activities focused on educating children in k-12. Activities included a joint venture with the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing's (CEISMC) Kids Interested in Discovering Science (K*I*D*S) hands-on workshop, which included 75 participants.

Old Dominion's HFES Student Chapter successfully entered an ergonomics related slogan to the University's Safety Committee's Slogan Contest, as part of ODU's Workplace Safety and Health Program. Their entry, You Can't Rewind a Workplace Accident: Prevent the Worst - Think Safety First! was one of the three winning slogans and was displayed throughout campus. The Student Chapter also gave two presentations to a local college prep school. Finally, the Student Chapter participated in Habitat for Humanity as an NEM outreach activity.

The University of Central Florida's HFES Student Chapter attended "Teach-In", an event to provide information about various careers, at nearby University High School.